Karen Yi, NJ.com

Karen Yi

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New York, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Karen:

NYC agrees to temporarily stop moving homeless families to N.J. city

The two cities debated in court for seven hours over the issue. → Read More

Green gardens sprouting from vacant lots. Urban farmers hope to grow city’s economy.

Tobias Fox watches a grey cat slink behind a raised garden bed. In a blink, the furry feline nearly pounces on a squirrel digging through garlic cloves. “It’s like the nature channel,” Fox says with a laugh. “The cats keep us rodent-free.” Situated next to an abandoned home and in the shadow of the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Fox’s urban farm has transformed a once-vacant lot into a… → Read More

Hundreds march in youth climate strikes across N.J.

More than 100 people gathered in Newark as part of climate strikes across the country on Friday to demand change. → Read More

Another N.J. city will join Newark’s suit to stop NYC homeless relocation program

The Union County Freeholders are also urging the New Jersey Attorney General's Office to investigate the program and support efforts to stop it. → Read More

Mayors promise to meet after Newark sues NYC for shipping homeless families

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka said he would meet with NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio a day after Newark filed a federal lawsuit to stop NYC from sending homeless families to the state. → Read More

Newark sues NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio over sending homeless families to New Jersey

Newark is suing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to stop a controversial program that has relocated 1,198 NYC homeless families to Newark. → Read More

He worked for N.J. leaders but put his city first. Legendary politician dies at 87.

Calvin West died Monday, officials said. He was the first African-American elected citywide to a city council seat in 1966. → Read More

NYC sends homeless to live in illegal rentals in N.J. One town is trying to stop it.

A controversial New York City program is sending its homeless to different cities, including many in New Jersey. → Read More

Group dishes out a whole lot of food and love for those who need it

Group dishes out a whole lot of food and love for those who need it → Read More

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons cleared to fly despite strong winds

The National Weather Service warned of strong to possibly damaging winds in New Jersey through Thursday afternoon. → Read More

Families forced to spend Thanksgiving in hotels after decrepit building shut down

Families are being displaced after a judge ordered their temporary relocation and mandated immediate fixes to the building. → Read More

Feds back off crack down on Newark’s water, say filters work

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which prompted bottled water distribution in Newark, said in a letter that filters could be trusted to eliminate lead in the water. → Read More

City parking official sold crack cocaine in uniform, feds say

The Newark parking Authority terminated the employees after he was arrested. → Read More

Plastic bag ban hits a snag in N.J.’s biggest city over small business concerns

Members of the Newark City Council were split on whether to ban single-use plastic bags. → Read More

Cops warn of lead water testing scam charging $12K for filters

Sales people are pushing filtration devices in town with elevated lead levels, police warn. → Read More

Family of 10-year-old shot at high school football game sets up GoFundMe for medical expenses

The family of the 10-year-old boy who was shot during the Pleasantville high school football game set up a Go Fund Me for the child's medical expenses. → Read More

N.J. weather: Freezing rain, strong winds expected tonight

Forecasters are warning of coastal flooding and gale force winds up to 40 mph starting Sunday. → Read More

Cop car crash leaves police officer, other driver hurt

A Linden police officer and a 27-year-old woman were injured Saturday night when their cars collided, officials said. → Read More

Shaq opens $80M apartment tower with NYC views in N.J.

Wasseem Boraie developed the $80 million, 22-story building with Newark native and NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal. → Read More

Mold, mildew sprouting from N.J. apartment building is making us sick, residents say

The owner of McIver Homes in East Orange is promising repairs by December. → Read More